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Malverne Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do stiff, popping, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! Malverne knee pain sufferers experience that morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with waking up and moving. Malverne Health & Wellness hears our Malverne chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Malverne knee pain sufferers would be pleased to get some relief. What is one way to get some relief? The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Malverne Health & Wellness wonders “How bad can eating be for Malverne knee pain relief?”


Malverne knee osteoarthritis is common. There are many Malverne knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world live with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Malverne knee osteoarthritis sufferer can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that reduces the quality of daily life. (1) It is just not much fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be some fun though!


The Mediterranean diet incorporates lots of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish. The Mediterranean diet permits moderate intake of dairy, poultry and eggs along with red wine and olive oil as the key source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious as well as adventurous for a recent Mediterranean diet enthusiast.


Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation in addition to pain. An analysis of three studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and cartilage degradation because of osteoarthritis decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Particularly, the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis patients who stuck to a Mediterranean diet show a reduced risk of worsening knee pain at four years follow up. For those who did not have knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years project and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of acquiring knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness to a Mediterranean diet is associated with improved quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive symptoms. (4)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox® Technic principles adapted to knee treatment to relieve back pain as well as partner with a patient to get some relief of her knee osteoarthritis pain. The patient was thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!

Schedule a Malverne chiropractic visit with Malverne Health & Wellness to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Malverne chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and decreased pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will appreciate it!

Malverne Health & Wellness shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 


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